Flowers can even make the mundane task of grocery shopping fun. I spotted this delectable bunch of fresh chrysanthemums and they just called out to me to be purchased for some photos!
Photo 1: Pink Chrysanthemums Calling
Photo 2: Pink and pretty
Photo 3: Chrysanthemum bouquet
It’s no surprise that Rudbeckia hirta, more commonly called black-eyed-Susan, is part of the sunflower family. The brightly colored blooms add a spot of brightness to any garden and provide fond memories of Summer.
Photo 1: Black-eyed-Susan Summer dreaming
Photo 2: Black-eyed-Susan bud
Photo 3: Black-eyed-Susan pair
Observing insects on flowers can while away significant portions of my day but it is a joyous pursuit when in produces an image I can connect with. Recently while on vacation near Lake Tahoe in California I was chasing a bee on some Cornflowers and this is what I saw.
Photo 1: Bee and Cornflowers
Photo 2: Bee on Cornflower
“Sowing seeds of kindness and compassion is an endeavour that yields joy and and makes hope bloom.” Vanessa Lee Thomas
Photo 1: Thistle Seed Head
The flower that inspired a name for a color. The first two images were taken of a plant growing in a pot on a main road in Monterey, California. The third image is from the garden next door. Wherever they grow they provide a vibrant and eye-catching display.
Photo 1: Fuchsias in Bloom
Photo 2: Little dancing Fuchsias
Photo 3: Fuchsia next door
Sunshine and blue skies are the order of the day in California. To celebrate the brightness and beauty of sunny days here are a few bright yellow blooms.
Photo 1: Yellow Rose of Friendship
Photo 2: Orchids in Yellow
Photo 3: Yellow Poppy Heart
A walk in the wild does wonders for the senses and awakens an attention to the beauty of the natural world.
A recent walk in the Mount Diablo State Park provided a first view for me of Brodiaea laxa Queen Fabiola aka Ithuriel’s Spear in its natural habitat.
Photo 1: Fabulous Fabiola
Photo 2: Queen Fabiola
Photo 3: Ithuriel’s spear
Photo 4: A visitor for the Queen